WASHINGTON — Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.
Federal court jurors found one defendant guilty of murder and three others of manslaughter and weapons charges, roundly asserting that the shooting was criminal. The defendants showed little emotion as the lengthy verdict was read.
Seventeen Iraqis died when gunfire erupted on Sept. 16, 2007 in the crowded Nisour Square in Baghdad. The shooting inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad and helped solidify the notion that Blackwater, America’s largest security contractor in Iraq, was reckless and unaccountable.
Fox lies almost 80% of the time
Fox is nothing but a Republican propaganda station. People who get their “facts” from Fox or other right-wing sites love party more than our country.
ABC told the truth 41% of the time, CBS: 39%, NBC: 35%. Overwhelmingly, on the major broadcasting networks, the lies were told by right-wing pundits. Since Fox “news” is nearly 100% right-wing, it is understandable that they would score low in honesty.